Why isn’t there more calcium in some products?
Unfortunately, dietary intake is often ignored when it comes to calcium recommendations. It is important to remember that when a particular amount of calcium is recommended (typically 1,000 mg, 1,200 mg, or 1,500 mg), that recommendation is for total calcium intake – not just calcium from supplements.
Average dietary calcium intake in females is 744 mg/day. The average intake among males is 975 mg/day. Even without adding Active Calcium, the CellSentials will supplement a typical American diet to provide over 1,000 mg/day of calcium for females (the RDA for normally healthy adult females is 1,000 mg/day), and over 1,250 mg/day for males. For those at higher risk or those with below-average dietary calcium intakes, Active Calcium provides another 200 mg per tablet.
Correctly considering normal dietary calcium amounts means that the recommended dosage of Active Calcium and the CellSentials provides most everyone with at least 1,500 mg of calcium per day. Since most people do not need an additional 1,200+ mg of supplemental calcium added to their diet, the amounts of calcium and magnesium in the CellSentials and Active Calcium are adequate for nearly every human being.